Rose (Rosa 'Milano') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Milano Kolorscape'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Globular
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: Semi-double to double, in clusters
Rebloom: Excellent
Class: Shrub
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: None
Hybridizer & year: W. Kordes & Sons, 2001
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Unknown

"Rosa 'KORjuwko', 2016, Forever & Ever® Milano Kolorscape™, RO

Posted by GardenQuilts (Boca Raton, FL - Zone 10b) on May 19, 2015 4:21 PM

A good alternative to red Knock Out roses.

I wanted to buy my neighbor his first ever rose. It had to be a no-fuss manly rose!!!

I was looking for a hardy, disease resistant, reblooming, colorful (but not pink) shrub or floribunda rose on its own roots and already blooming. I was thinking of a red double Knock Out rose, but didn't see a healthy specimen in the stores. I saw this rose in Lowe's next to the Knock Out roses. It has pristine, shiny, dark green leaves and deep red blooms.

One advantage of buying roses in big box stores is that you can see how the blooms age. (They don't deadhead the roses. I suspect they may not even water the poor things.) Milano's blooms stay red as they age, while the red Knock Out roses fade to a garish reddish-pink color. I saw very slight bluing on a couple of blooms: just a fine line around the outer petals, much less than on many very dark red roses.

The blooms aren't fragrant, unfortunately.

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